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VMFA187 last won the day on October 20 2016

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  1. VMFA187

    NFL Ratings are Way Down

    Executed? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/23/health/gun-deaths-in-men-by-state-study/index.html
  2. VMFA187

    Concept aircraft

    What’s your background? It can be pretty decent in the hands of someone with a bit of experience. From my personal collection and the only time I’ve been fortunate enough to fight an Eagle WVR.
  3. VMFA187

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Are you serious? It never sucks to be a military flight student. Unless you suck and shouldn’t be there. Perhaps an increase in competition will drive the quality of students up as we in the strike fighter community have seen a relative decline in the past 2-3 years compared to 5+ years ago.
  4. VMFA187

    Commanders are dropping like flies this year

    Dude, I don’t care. Was just giving you a hard time for the statement.
  5. VMFA187

    A-29 down at Holloman

    Went through flight training with Short. Solid dude. 🍻
  6. VMFA187

    What's your favorite mission?

    DCA. There are other platforms that are clearly more capable than a legacy Hornet, but get 4 experienced bros out there and there is nothing better. Hi-Threat CAS is a close second. Low altitude ingress to a pop delivery. Training only though, I wouldn't want to find myself in a position where that was the only feasible way to support our dudes on the ground.
  7. VMFA187

    Rated Hornet Pilot Requiring Waiver

    That’d be great, thank you.
  8. VMFA187

    Rated Hornet Pilot Requiring Waiver

    Who knows, this could assist someone else down the line. I had an alcohol induced seizure, which is waiverable, after boozing hard with the squadron over a three day period on 31 Oct 2016. I met with a civilian neurologist who specialized in aviation and his recommendation was to return to flight, but the Navy denied my waiver. I had issues with my EEG which was conducted within days of the event which is to be expected due to the proximity to the event but my sleep deprived EEG months later was clean. I also had an extreme lack of sleep, severe dehydration, excess caffeine, a pre-workout supplement, and an incredibly intense crossfit workout minutes prior to the seizure. I’ve had no further events. Is there a process to get a waiver for a Rated aviator prior to affiliating with a squadron?
  9. VMFA187

    Rated Hornet Pilot Requiring Waiver

    It says you cannot receive PMs.
  10. All, I’m an USMC F/A-18 IP on terminal leave with the desire to TX to the AFRES/ANG. I was offered a position with a fighter unit but need a medical waiver. Does anyone have some guidance on who I should speak to about the process ahead? Much thanks for any assistance.
  11. VMFA187

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Nothing like coming in for the 500kt break after doing a 4vX with three of your best friends against PL-12 shooters!
  12. VMFA187

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Say what you will, and perhaps you’re a better pilot than I. My SA is degraded and my recall is less accurate when I’m not operating all of our displays and systems exclusively and the one issuing targeting. But I always appreciate a solid TG reference!
  13. VMFA187

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    It’s not as bad as you think because all pilots are trained to be single seat and all the jets are mech’d the same - You can safe the back seat and do the entire flight in a two-seat Delta safe’d up. We always conduct a 3-5 minute TCC brief if we’re flying with a WSO to hammer out responsibilities. Bottom line, a great WSO can be an immense help in a complex CAS or AI environment but an average or poor WSO will be a significant degradation to SA at all times. For A/A, I don’t think even a great WSO provides an added benefit.
  14. VMFA187

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    Two seat Hornets conduct FAC(A), all other missions are shared. OCA, DCA, CAS, SCAR/AR, and AI. Yes, both single and two seat jets will be assigned to a single squadron. Yes, I believe that is how it will go - Depending on what jets maintenance has up will determine if WSOs go flying. All USMC Hornet pilots go through the RAG (FTU) as single seat pilots. Once they get to a fleet squadron (whichever squadron needs a new pilot) determines if they then fly in a single or two seat Hornet. A pilot can transition back and forth between single and two seat squadrons as his career progresses. That’s how it has been traditionally. RTB, I’m looking at federal law enforcement. Was incredibly interested in Guard fighter units as a Hornet IP but had a medical hiccup 1.5 years ago that might put that in question.
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